Boys State delegates honored

American Legion Post 42 Boys State delegates, who were honored at a banquet Aug. 5 after attending the weeklong program at Tennessee Tech University earlier this summer, are pictured with Jack Buck and Barbara Locklear of the Legion. The delegates include (from left) Eli Dodson, Will Ellis, Drake McElyea, Matthew Giffin, Garrett Gardner, Mac O’Connor, and Eli Young. Not pictured is Nathan Posey. In addition to the Legion and Auxiliary, sponsors included the VFW, Kiwanis Club, Elks Lodge, Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, and a number of individuals, City Mayor Michael Whisenant, A.J. Williams, and Brooke Grubb.